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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Pelion High School is a public school located in Pelion, SC. It has 689 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

Pelion High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1100
42 responses
Average ACT
22
50 responses
AP Enrollment
7%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$60,809
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$833
National
$949
Median Home Value
$148,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
33%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responses
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  • Any Sporting event
    24%
  • Jazz band and orchestra
    18%
  • Marching band
    18%
  • Baseball games
    12%
  • Concers
    12%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
689
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,032
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.5%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,256/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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What I love most about Pelion High is the community. Everyone there is very close knitted and bound together through the atmosphere and culture. However, there are a few teachers who need some reevaluating in terms of personal opinions in the teaching subject. Regarding government classes, some particular teachers stressed their opinions, and often taught it as fact. This was very frustrating, and after talking and stressing to administration, really nothing was done and it continued to grow, and is still there today. Without that, the community and people are great.
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The last 4 years at Pelion High School have been a roller coaster ride. I have found who I am through this school. The teachers and staff have helped me figure out exactly where I want to go in life and how I want to do it. I have made some amazing friends and some marvelous memories with the Marching Pride. I have also learned life lessons that I know I would not have been able to figure out on my own. I am proud to call myself a Pelion Panther. Very soon to become a Panther Alumni. With Pride!
Small town, everyone knows everyone. The students in the school are all very close and I honestly miss high school. I am so proud of all my achievements that I had during high school, and tend to visit some of the staff and teachers that helped me achieve them. Our agriculture center is the best in the state of South Carolina and our FFA team goes above and beyond. I was an officer all 4 years of my high school career. I love this school and everyone in it.